|Spoken Words by Otto von Bismarck - Otto von Bismarck|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for February 2012: This cylinder was found in a collection at the Edison National Historical Park, NJ. Its historically significant contant was first discovered by Stephan Puille. Although it was known to have been made, for more than a century, this recordings was believed to be lost. It was recorded by Theo Wangemann in Friedrichsruh, Germany on Oct 7, 1889...
Keywords: cylinder record; edison; bismarck; wangemann
|The Old Folks at Home - Manhansett Quartette|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for October 2006: According to old catalogs, this brown wax cylinder was recorded by the United States Phonograph Company, dates from circa 1895 and runs at 125 revolutions per minute. The announcement says: "Selection entitled, 'The Old Folks at Home', as sung by the Manhansett Quartette" The Manhansett Quartette was lead by the popular brown wax artist George J...
Keywords: traditional; swanee river; quartette; brown wax; cylinder record
|Liberty Bell March - Baldwin's Cadet Band of Boston|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for May 2012: An early performance of John Philip Sousa's popular Liberty Bell March, on a brown wax cylinder from ca. 1895-96 made by the New England Phonograph Co. Baldwin's Band did record a great number of Sousa marches as well as other selections. Their records were also sold by the United States Phonograph Co. The announcement says: "March, The Liberty Bell, played by Baldwin's Cadet Band of Boston", although the announcement is quite faint, t...
Keywords: cylinder recrord; brown wax; band; early; sousa; march; new england
|Sale of toys, dolls and so forth on Christmas Eve Night - W.O. Beckenbaugh|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for December 2013: This cylinder was recorded by the Columbia Phonograph Company in 1896 and is a rather awkward Christmas selection. It probably is the most commercial one of its time, recorded by auctioneer W. O. Beckenbaugh, who is holding an imaginative auction of toys and other things on Christmas eve. In a social perspective this could be a pre-echo of the American Black Friday sales and the correlation between business and Christian holidays...
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; columbia; 1896; talking; phongoraph; graphophone; auction; auctioneer
|El Capitan March - United States Marine Band|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for July 2009: An early rendition of John Philip Sousa's El Capitan March. Recorded for the Columbia Phonograph Company of New York & Paris. Exact dating of brown wax cylinders can be difficult to impossible. The current research status gives likely the date of late-1897 to early 1898, just before the Band's director William H. Santelmann became its new director...
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; march; sousa; 1896; U. S. marine band; US marine band
|Lina Yorke - William Tuson|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for April 2013: The clarinet player William Tuson had a great recording career during the brown wax era, starting as early as 1890. This particular recording dates from 1897 and is, unfortunately unlike most of these early records, in pristine condition. It was recorded for the Columbia Phonograph Company with their recently opened office in New York when they had moved from Washington, DC.
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; clarinet; clarionet; tuson
|La Marseillaise - United States Marine Band|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for January 2015:The US Marine Band was highly active making recordings on the 1890's. This version of the French national anthem La Marseillaise was recorded in 1897 for Columbia. This particular vintage appears to often suffer from low volume, possibly caused by a softer wax composition that was used for a short time. Nevertheless, the band comes still out at a very enjoyable level.
Keywords: cylinder record; France; marseillaise; us marine band; orchestra; phonograph; anthem
|She never comes home till morning - Dan W. Quinn|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for January 2012: An early comic song by the highly active recording artist Dan W. Quinn, recorded on a brown wax cylinder record ca. 1898 for Columbia Phonograph Company.
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; comic; song; quinn; turn of the century; phongoraph; columbia; edison
|At a Georgia Camp Meeting - Gilmore's Band|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for March 2011: The popular ragtime march performed by Gilmore's Band, recorded on a brown wax cylinder in 1898.
Keywords: cylinder record; march; ragtime; band; columbia; brown wax
|The Forge in the Forest - Edison Symphony Orchestra|
An early Edison cylinder (#535) from approx. 1897-98. 'The Forge in the Forest' was composed by Theodor Michaelis under the German name 'Die Schmiede im Walde'. The recording set up for this one was definitely not the best as the triangle drowns out a lot of the other instruments.
Keywords: brown wax; band; theodor michaelis; schmiede im walde; cylinder record
Downloads: 1,821 (1 review)
|She was bred in old kentucky - Steve Porter|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for August 2013: At the turn of the 20th century, this song was quite popular in the States and is here performed by pioneer recording artist Steve Porter who just started his recording career and later was a member of the American Quartet. This recording was made ca. 1898 on a Columbia brown wax cylinder #4570. From the collection of Matthias Menz.
|Babbie Waltzes from The Little Minister - Edison Grand Symphony Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for February 2013: The Edison Grand Symphony Orchestra plays a the Babbie Waltz from 'The Little Minister', a typical recording of the late 1890s, recorded in the summer of 1898 and issued as an Edison Brown Wax cylinder record.
Keywords: cylinder record; edison; brown wax; waltz; orchestra; band; phonograph
|Under the Double Eagle March - 71st Regiment Band|
An early 1899 Edison brown wax recording of the early march, composed by the Austrian Josef Wagner. The original title in German is "Unter dem Doppeladler". Edison Record #19, recorded at 135 rpm.
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; march; josef wagner; doppeladler
|A Trip to Chinatown - Edison Grand Symphony Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for October 2014:A lively performed band arrangment by the Edison Grand Symphony Orchestra, playing a lancer, an old style of dance, with lots of sound effects and intermission.A fully playable reproduction of this brown wax cylinder, made from durable plastic in the same color, can be obtained at Vulcan Records.
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; 1890s; edison; lancier; phonograph
|A Job like that - Will F. Denny|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for May 2011: An early comic song by Will F. Denny, from a brown wax cylinder, recorded in March 1899.
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; work; cable car; beer; early recording; brown wax; edison
|Because - John J. Fisher|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for July 2014: John J. Fisher [ca. 1866-1923] was a recording artist who started in the late 1890s and became a well issued artist after 1900 on Columbia cylinders. This Edison brown wax cylinder dates from March 1899, at a time when he just started one or two years ago. The overall sound quality is very clear and embodies all the typical sonic characteristics of a pantographic (mechanically done) copy.
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; australian; fisher; edison; pantographic
|Narcissus - Columbia Orchestra|
A Columbia Grand Graphophone Cylinder from circa 1900. Announcement: "Narcissus, played by Columbia Orchestra for the Columbia Phonograph Company of New York & Paris." Courtesy of Paul Morris
Keywords: cylinder record; concert cylinder; columbia; band
|A Hot Time March - Edison Concert Band|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for August 2010: This lively played number by the Edison Concert Band predates the famous version by Bessie Smith by more than a quarter century. It features very distinctive ragtime influence. This Edison brown wax cylinder dates from approx. 1900/01 and was pitched to a playback speed of 140rpm. Cylinders of this era would be still copies made by a pantograph...
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; edison; hot time; ragtime; band; march; medley
|Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean - Edison Concert Band|
The famous march, rendered by the Edison Concert Band on a brown wax cylinder (#7663), recorded in November 1900.
Keywords: march; brown wax; cylinder record
Downloads: 5,450 (2 reviews)
|Hail to the Spirit of Liberty - Peerless Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for January 2013: The Peerless Orchestra performs the well-known Sousa march on an Edison brown wax cylinder recorded in November 1900. John Philip Sousa had composed this march in the very same year, so this was a brand new issued song. The cylinder record itself is technically a pantographic copy, which was the usual way of record mass duplication before 1901/02.
Keywords: cylinder record; edison; phonograph; brown wax; 2-minute; sousa; john philip sousa; liberty; march; 1900
|Way down yonder in the Cornfield - Columbia Quartette|
Columbia Moulded Brown Wax Cylinder #9029, circa. 1901 An advanced quartette selection, from a moulded brown wax cylinder record. This cylinder was made during a short period (1901-1902) where Columbia issued their records with a playback speed of 185rpm, rather faster than the usual 144rpm of that era. Their intention was to provide a greater clarity and increased volume by using the standard cylinder format...
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; quartette; vocal; descriptive
|Marching thro' Georgia - Edison Symphony Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for May 2013: This well known American Civil War song, composed in 1865 was recorded on an Edison Brown Wax cylinder ca. 1900/01.
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; civil war; 1865; march; war song
|Sunshine will come again - Edison Quartette|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for November 2012: The Edison Quartette does a beautiful number of 'Sunshine will come again', with a very harmonic waltz-end. This particular cylinder is a re-recorded issue of the first take originally made in 1899, dating from approx. 1901 and pitched at 144rpm. These were the very last cylinder records to be sold by the Edison Phonograph Co. made from the softer brown wax...
Keywords: cylinder record; edison; quartet; quartette; phonograph
|Norma: Me protegge, me difende - Oreste Mielino|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for November 2009: Oreste Mieli (Mielino) performs an opera selection from Norma. This recording was made in 1901 where the Edison Phonograph Co. had made a series done in Milan, Italy. The cylinder itself, however this cylinder was not issued prior to 1904. An unusual aspect is the missing Edison name in the announcement.
Keywords: cylinder record; black wax; opera; tenor; italian; milan; milano; italia; classical
|Marriage is sublime - Arthur Collins, Byron G. Harlan|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for April 2014: The duets of Collins and Harlan were especially popular on Edison, but they did also serve other companies, such as this recording made for Lambert ca. 1901. The arrangement with its tapping is very much pre-1902 and often found on earlier ragtime style selection in of the brown wax cylinder era. At the very beginning before the announcement even starts, one can clearly hear a humming background, caused by the phonograph motor while ...
Keywords: cylinder record; collins; harlan; lambert; edison; phonograph; comic
|Verlorenes Glück - Franz Porten|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for June 2014: Verlorenes Glück (Lost Luck)sung by Franz Porten on a brown wax cylinder for the Columbia Phonograph Co. of Berlin & New York, ca. 1901.This brown wax cylinder record was destroyed by a crack, caused by improper packing by the seller. Before returning it, I was able to preserve it digitally and manually reduce the clicks caused by the crack.(Original French poem by "Tu ne m'aimais pas" by Léon Laroche)So oft der Frühling durch das ...
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; columbia; phonograph; porten; poem; laroche
|Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja - Franz Porten|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for July 2014:Recorded in late 1901, Porten was a highly active recording artist at the turn of the century. This rather unusual selection of Mozart's Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) is one of the most interesting cylinders he recorded.
Keywords: cylinder record; german; mozart; opera; vogelfänger; porten; edison; gold moulded; goldguss; phonograph
|Du bist zu schön um treu zu sein - Johannes Bischoff|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] previous release for June 2000: Du bist zu schön um treu zu sein - Written by Alois Kutschera (You are too beautiful to be true) Transferred from a German Columbia Phonograph Co. cylinder record (#57050) from ca. 1902-04. This black wax cylinder had a severe edge chip damage but gladly could be repaired and transferred with several hours of different attempts...
Keywords: cylinder record; baritone; bischof; german; song
Downloads: 1,970 (2 reviews)
|My own United States - Harry MacDonough|
From a pink Lambert celluloid cylinder #980 from ca. 1902.
Keywords: cylinder record; mac donough; lambert company of chicago; lambert; patriotic; patriotism; anthem
|Le Barbier de Seville: Air de Figaro - Gabriel Soulacroix|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] intermediate archival release: Gabriel-Valentin Soulacroix was a prolific baritone at the French comic opera. This molded brown wax cylinder likely dates from 1902-03, made at a transition time while the Pathé company was switching to the black wax compositions. This recording features a highly compressed version of the famous piece of Il barbiere di Siviglia composed by Gioachino Rossini...
Keywords: cylinder record; french; brown wax; soulacroix; figaro; barbier de seville; rossini; siviglia; baritone
|Bicycle-Couplet - Hugo Gottschall|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for June 2010: Bicycle-Couplet, a German comic song by Hugo Gottschall, recorded in February 1902. This particular recording does not only represent the earlier German series of the Edison 2-minute cylinders, it was also recorded in the New York City studios. An additional proof beside the references are the lyrics of this song. The distinctive use of English terms along with an all-German song is anything but common...
Keywords: cylinder record; couplet; comic; bicycle; fahrrad; german
|The Bellman - Frank C. Stanley|
Another title by Frank C. Stanley (William S. Grinsted) with chimes and organ played by Frank P. Banta Edison Gold Moulded #8310 At the very end you can easily hear that the recording engineer stopped the machine while the chimes were still ringing.
Keywords: frank c. stanley; chimes; cylinder record
|Heimweh - Prof. D. Wormser|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for July 2011: A more unusual instrumental solo on a zither, performed by Prof. D. Wormser on an Edison Gold Moulded cylinder, recorded in September 1902. Heimweh (homesickness) was composed by Albert Jungmann. Wormser did record a small series for Edison and started in the brown wax era of the late 1890's.
Keywords: cylinder record; solo; zither; strings; instrumental
|Sylvan Glen - London Concert Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for March 2013: The London Concert Orchestra plays "Sylvan Glen", from a black Edison-Bell Indestructible cylinder, produced on the behalf of Lambert Records, ca. 1903.
Keywords: cylinder record; british; english; edison-bell; band
|Faust: Air des Bijoux - Mary Boyer|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for August 2007: Mary Boyer was a quite popular French soprano and recorded several cylinders on Pathé. This nice selection comes from a moulded brown wax cylinder and dates from approx. 1903. Composed by Charles François Gounod. Annoucement: "Faust: Air de Bijoux, chanté par Mme. Mary Boyer de l'Opéra Comique."
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; pathe; opera; soprano; gounod
|Skylark - Arthur Leonard|
A sentimental song from approx. 1903, taken from the British Edison-Bell Indestructible cylinder #5911 at 144rpm. Music and words by E. W. Rogers Edison relaesed this Song under the name: "Skylark! skylark!, or: The boy's message"
Keywords: cylinder record; lambert; british
|Teach me how to kiss - Alma Jones|
A British selection from an Pink Lambert type Edison-Bell Indestructible cylinder #901, recorded in 1903.
Keywords: cylinder record; vocal; female; music hall
|The whistling Bowery Boy - Samuel H. Dudley|
S. H. Dudley made also several recordings for other companies than Edison. This one was made for the Lambert Company of Chicago around 1903. Lambert Indestructible cylinder record #593
Keywords: S. H. Dudley; lambert; whistling solo; cylinder record
|Under the Anheuser Bush - Billy Murray|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for January 2010: Under the Anheuser Bush was an early-1900s popular song commissioned by the Anheuser-Busch brewery. Its name is an obvious pun on the company name. In fact, the German word "Busch" is equivalent to the English word "bush". The chorus, as sung by Billy Murray, is as follows. In addition to the instrumental reference, the line "come and have a stein or two" is also sung to the first bar of the German folk standard "Ach du lieber Augu...
Keywords: cylinder record; billy murray; band; advertising; edison; phonograph; black wax; gold moulded; budweiser; beer
|A Scene in a Country Blacksmith Shop - Byron G. Harlan, Frank C. Stanley|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for July 2010: A Scene in a Country Blacksmith Shop, a sketch rendition by Harlan and Stanley, announcement by Frank Stanley. Recorded in August 1903.
Keywords: cylinder record; country; scene; sketch; comic; rural; rube
|Gli Ugonotti: Qui sotto it ciel - Enrico Caruso|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for September 2013: This is one of the three commerican recordings by Enrico Caruso on phonograph cylinder, taken by the Anglo-Italian Commerce Company in Milan, Italy. It was just before he signed an exclusive contract with the Victor Company and these recordings were the only ever issued Enrico Caruso recordings on phonograph cylinder in his lifetime...
Keywords: cylinder record; caruso; opera; hugenotti; hugenots; hugenotten; meyerbeer; aria; grand opera; italian; tenor; belcanto
|While the Birds are singing to me - Byron G. Harlan, Joseph Belmont|
A nice duet song from Edison Gold Moulded cylinder #9583, recorded in March of 1903.
Keywords: cylinder record; harlan; belmont; duet
|A lucky Duck, a Webfoot Promenade - Edison Symphony Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for August 2009: The Edison Symphony Orchestra is performing a great nonsense number, recorded in April of 1903.
Keywords: cylinder record; band; zany; nonsense; orchestra; duck
|Tosca, E lucevan le stelle - Enrico Caruso|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for February 2011, dedicated to my grandmother who very much appreciated opera: In 1903, Enrico Caruso recorded a small set of commercial recordings on phonograph cylinder, taken by the Anglo-Italian Commerce Company in Milan, Italy. This was just before he signed an exclusive contract with the Victor Company and these recordings were the only ever issued Enrico Caruso recordings on phonograph cylinder in his lifetime...
Keywords: cylinder record; caruso; opera; tosca; aria; grand opera; italian; tenor; belcanto
Downloads: 3,887 (1 review)
|Ack Vaermeland, du skoena, du haerliga land! - Unknown|
Here we have a brown wax cylinder, issued by Dansk Fonograf Magasin Kjøbenhavn under catalogue no. #929 Unfortunately the performer is not mentioned nor announced. If anyone knows, please post it! The title itself is a well-known traditional. As far as it was audible for me, the language is Swedish. Due to its playback speed of 160rpm this cylinder dates likely from 1902-1906. Lyrics: Ack Värmeland, du sköna, du härliga land, du kronabland svearikes länder...
Keywords: cylinder record; swedish; traditional; vÃ¤rmeland
Downloads: 1,223 (1 review)
|Kennst Du das Land (aus Mignon) - Marie Götze|
Edison Goldguss #15216 (wax cylinder) Marie Götze was one of leading artists for operatic selections on German Edison cylinder records of the early 20th century. This one has been recorded in late 1904. From the collection of the German Museum for Transport and Technology Berlin [www.dtmb.de]
Keywords: cylinder record; edison; german; aria; opera; götze; classical
|I dreamt I dwelt in Marble Halls - John W. Myers|
The popular airline from "Bohemian Girl", sung by John W. Myers on a moulded Columbia brown wax cylinder #5631-2 from around 1904. Composed by Michael W. Balfe / Alfred Bunn.
Keywords: cylinder record; bohemian girl; brown wax
Downloads: 12,344 (3 reviews)
|Die süßen kleinen Mägdelein - Franz Porten|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for April 2007: Die süßen kleinen Mägdelein, sung by Mr. Franz Porten Composed by Victor Hollaender & Julius Freund From a very late brown wax cylinder made by the German branch of the Columbia Phonograph Company, recorded ca. 1904. Announcement: "Die süßen kleinen Mägdelein. Gesungen von dem Opernsänger Franz Porten, für die Columbia Phonograph Company, Berlin und New York."
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; opera; porten
|Ladybird - Hamilton Hill|
A truly charming selection from a British Sterling Record #559, ca. 1904-08. Performed by the Australian baritone Hamilton Hill.
Keywords: cylinder record; british; australian; baritone; music hall
|Llewellyn March - William A. Moriarity|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for February 2009: A very uncommon dulcimer solo, performed by William Moriarity, recorded in December of 1903.
Keywords: cylinder record; dulcimer; instrumental; march; edison